Hotels in Santa Fe
Hotels in Santa Fe range from simple, but charming inns to exclusive luxury resorts with sweeping golf courses and spas. Santa Fe hotels have something to offer every type of traveler, whether they need something budget-friendly or want to splurge on a special vacation. For spa goers, try the Inn & Spa at Loretto, which boasts an array of massages, fine dining, beautiful pool and gardens. Families may want to consider a ranch-style hotel that will give children a way to explore cowboy life, like Bishop’s Lodge or Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado, both a few miles outside town, but closer to the horseback riding and hiking trails than hotels in Santa Fe. Apartment-style lodging is perfect for groups of skiers, so take a look at Villas de Santa Fe, which is on the near the road to the ski resort. Check out the list below for the best hotels in Santa Fe.
Rolling into the New Mexican village of Galisteo, 22 miles southeast of Santa Fe, is like traveling back in time. Dwarfed by high desert plains, the tiny town has dusty red dirt roads that wind their way among low-slung adobe houses, including the newly renovated Galisteo Inn.
Anchoring the funky, hip Guadalupe District, this dapper 128-room (91
of which are suites) Pueblo-style hotel is just a pleasant 10-minute
stroll west of the Plaza of the Governors. It's an efficiently run,
Celebs and other A-listers tend to choose this fashionable boutique hotel, which sits discreetly across the street from the Palace of the Governors.
Tucked into a green hillside on the winding mountain road that leads to the Santa Fe Ski Area, Ten Thousand Waves has long attracted day visitors for its tranquil spa and outdoor soaking tubs.
Just four miles outside of downtown, the Houses of the Moon has recreated a Japanese mountain retreat with 12 Zen-inspired suites and landscaping. Each suite is unique but many have tatami-style beds, high-tech, spacious bathrooms, sleek wooden furniture, and private gardens.
It’s all about privacy and sense of place: 71 secluded adobe rooms and suites open onto a flower-filled courtyard. Cozy, pueblo-style hideaway with traditional Southwestern décor, near the plaza and a short stroll from the art galleries on Canyon Road.
Across from the Georgia O'Keefe museum, and steps from the Plaza and Canyon Road, Eldorado Hotel carries the Pueblo Revival style through its cathedral-ceiling lobby and into each of the 219 rooms. Renovated in 2006, the rooms maintain an artistic flair with local handcrafted furniture and art.
Located on six quiet acres just a few blocks from the Plaza, La Posada de Santa Fe Resort is a mix of styles, both old and new: the Victorian mansion (circa 1882) is now the Staab House bar; the 157 hotel rooms take inspiration from Pueblo architecture; the art collection focuses on contemporary
Book one of the inexpensive Mission revival–style rooms (furnished with early-20th-century antiques), or splurge on one of the more modern cottages with kitchenettes. Soak in one of the outdoor mineral pools before taking one of the resort’s restorative yoga classes.
Located on 450 acres in the Tesuque Valley, Bishop's Lodge Resort was originally built by the first Archbishop of Santa Fe Jean Baptiste Lamy in 1853 as a retreat and chapel. Although on National Register of Historic places, the resort has since undergone renovations.
Taking its name from Santa Fe’s famous Loretto Chapel next door, the Inn and Spa at Loretto recently underwent a major renovation inspired by the area’s Native American spirit.
Located on a quiet residential street and a short walk from the Plaza, the Don Gaspar Inn consists of three houses with seven suites. The compound is surrounded by adobe walls and contains lush lawns, fruit trees, a fountain, and brick walkways.
Just blocks from the Plaza and close to the Opera, the Inn of the Turquoise Bear is surrounded by an acre of terraces, gardens full of lilacs and roses, and tall pines.
Southwest style gets a 21st-century spin at Four Season's 65-casita Encantado resort. There’s not a dream catcher or howling coyote in sight—instead, interiors soothe with earthy palettes and abstract works by local painters.